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Many Minnesotans spend over 25% of their income on utility bills. Do you need help with your heating, electric, or water bills? Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) is here to help!

The 2023-2024 Energy Assistance Program

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) can help you pay your utility bills. The 2023-2024 Energy Assistance Program (EAP) will begin on October 1, 2023. Households may apply early but will not receive any benefits until after October. 1. 

Learn more about Energy Assistance from Minnesota Department of Commerce


Income eligibility for Energy Assistance is calculated by looking at gross income (your income before taxes and other deductions) for a one-month period. Your income must be at or below the following guidelines - see chart below.

Additional eligibility and documentation requirements are outlined in the application.

** For household sizes 10 and up, call 952-930-3541**


To Apply

An application form must be completed to determine your eligibility for the Energy Assistance Program. Additional documentation required to complete your application is outlined in the application form.

Apply Online

Apply online through the Department of Commerce using the button below.

Or Pick Up an Application in Person

CAP-HC has offices in Brooklyn Park, Bloomington, and Minneapolis. Pick up an application Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (except on federal holidays), at any of our locations.

To Submit Your Completed Application

If you applied for assistance using the Department of Commerce's online application, your application is automatically submitted for review. Otherwise, you can submit your completed application in one of the following ways:

  • Mail: CAP-HC Energy Assistance Program
             1101 East 78th Street, Suite 110
             Bloomington, MN 55420
  • Email:  
  • Fax: 952-697-1313
  • In person: drop off your application and additional documentation at one of CAP-HC's offices. Visit our Locations page for addresses and hours. 

We will review your application materials and follow up with you for next steps. 

If you have any questions about EAP, please visit our Energy & Water Services FAQs page, email us at, or call us at 952-930-3541.

Crisis Funds for Households

May 31, 2023 was the application deadline for the 2022-2023 EAP season. If you already have an approved 2022-2023 application on file, you can:

  • Request crisis assistance through June 30, 2023.
  • Request water crisis assistance through August 31, 2023. 

Information regarding Crisis Assistance for the 2023-2024 program year will be added soon.

Energy & Water Services FAQs

Find answers to many frequently asked questions about Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County's (CAP-HC's) Energy & Water Assistance Programs on our Energy & Water Services FAQs page

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